gift cards

  • Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

    Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

    The rise of networks like Tumblr — a magnet for for ironic, self-created, animated Gifs — has given the short-form, quirky video a new place in our hearts. Amazon is now capitalizing on that with the creation of a new gift card format: video gift cards, a customizable gift card selection created in partnership with JibJab, the online humor and video site that has raised nearly… Read More

  • Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways

    Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways

    Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist which lets you buy, store and share plastic gift cards on your iPhone, is starting its big holidays push with the introduction of a new feature which will allow users to re-gift their own cards by sending them to others via email, text or Facebook. The addition (“Gyft It”) is one of many forthcoming new features, as the startup… Read More

  • Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apple’s Passbook

    Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apple’s Passbook

    Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist, which lets you buy, save, redeem and share gift cards using your iPhone, has just launched Passbook integration. Because Gyft supports storing your plastic gift cards thanks to its relationships with retailers and data partners, this integration means you can now dump out all those plastic cards cluttering up your physical wallet and just use… Read More

  • Gyft Presents During Startup Battlefield, Session Two

    Gyft Is Moving The Plastic Gift Card Industry To Your iPhone

    Gyft, a new mobile application launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allows you to buy, save and redeem gift cards using your mobile phone. Unlike the numerous mobile gifting applications currently available, Gyft isn’t attempting to carve out a spot for itself in the new “social gifting” market; it’s taking the existing $100 billion market for physical gift cards and… Read More

  • Daily Deal Providers May Be Violating Consumer Protection Laws

    Daily Deal Providers May Be Violating Consumer Protection Laws

    Daily deal providers like Groupon and LivingSocial may be violating several key aspects of consumer protection law. I’ve been looking into issues like gift cards, bankruptcy, sales tax, and alcohol regulations. These might all sound esoteric and not really worthy of discussion, but the outcomes can significantly affect the value proposition to the consumer, merchant and the deal provider. Read More

  • Cardnap: The Hipmunk of Gift Cards Wants To Make Card Search A Breeze

    Cardnap: The Hipmunk of Gift Cards Wants To Make Card Search A Breeze

    Launching today is Perth-based Cardnap, a site that lets you search for the best deals on gift cards. Cardnap wants to be what Hipmunk is for airline search, in that the startup is employing a user-friendly UI to make browsing and filtering your gift card results a non-teeth-grinding experience. Cardnap not only lets you search for discounted gift cards, it allows you to resell your own, too. Read More

  • Just a thought. Might not be a good idea to give Circuit City gift cards as gifts.

    Just a thought. Might not be a good idea to give Circuit City gift cards as gifts.

    So yeah, gift cards are a popular gift but you might wanna think twice about one from Circuit City. With store closing and poor inventory, it just doesn’t make sense at this time. I guess that the recipient could always using it on the website, but even still, it’s better not to put some through the hassle. Oh, and you might want to claim any points accumulated on the… Read More

  • Best Buy will give HD DVD buyers $50 gift card

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    Flickr’d Best Buy joins Circuit City (and a Japanese retailer) in giving customers who fell for that whole HD DVD scam a little something for their troubles. The electronics retailer will send a $50 gift card to everyone who purchased an HD DVD player (by February 23) from it. The cards, which won’t expire, can be spent on anything in the store. Read More

  • PlayStation Network cards getting passed around, could be in stores soon

    PlayStation Network cards getting passed around, could be in stores soon

    It looks like you’ll soon be able to buy stuff off the PlayStation Store with a gift card. The PlayStation Network card is making its way around to select journalists/writers/deadbeats, a possible indication that they’ll be released to the general public soon. The cards are useful for crazy people who are afriad of using their credit card online (such as my uncle) or for kids… Read More

  • Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    In case you haven’t been paying attention to multiple consumer warnings about gift cards, consider this your final warning. Best Buy reported a $43 million profit for fiscal year 2006 thanks to gift cards that haven’t been used in two years. Seriously people. Wake up, smell the coffee and check your wallets. Best Buy isn’t the only retailer making a killing off unused… Read More